(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
Hey, Stephanie with AmericanMuscle.com taking a closer look at Power Stop's Z26 Street Warrior cross-drilled front and rear brake rotor and ceramic pad kit, available for '94 to 2014 Mustangs. Power Stop is a company that produces quality braking components with the goal of giving you increased stopping power for an affordable price. We've had some experience with Power Stop's brake package for the newer Mustang on our 2014 project car build, Project Coyote. And you can check out that build by clicking on the project cars and video tab on the home page of the website. While you're there, check out some of our other project car builds along with exciting Mustang news, and of course, more in depth product overviews.The Power Stop Z26 Street Warrior kit, as I mentioned earlier, is available for just about all '94 to 2014 Mustangs including the '11 to '14 Brembo equipped cars. Now this is a really cost effective kit, especially when you consider what you're getting. The Power Stop includes the front and rear cross drilled and slotted rotors, in addition to the brand new carbon fiber infused ceramic pads for all four corners. American Muscle also sells all of these same components individually as well, so you can pick up what you need without purchasing the entire kit if need be.Now that you guys know what's included, let's break down the components a little further starting with the rotors. Now as I mentioned earlier, you're getting two front and two rear rotors with the kit. And as you can see, they're both drilled and slotted. Having a drilled and slotted rotor like this will be beneficial because it will reduce the heat in your brakes that may lead to excessive brake feed after a few repetitive hard stops. The rotors have bevel drill holes to keep temps down during use, as well as rounded slots to help maintain a clear contact patch for the pad and the rotor. The rotors have also been silver zinc plated to help prevent any possible rust or corrosion, ensuring that the rotors will look good for years to come.And speaking of looking good, performance benefits aside, a set of drill and slotted rotors look killer. And they do add a more aggressive look to your Mustang, especially if you have a wheel design like the MMD 551C. Or a set of AMRs. Or Bullitts, for instance, where you can really see a lot of the rotor. In fact, you can head back to the site if you're not there already, to check out some customer- submitted reviews and images of this Power Stop kit installed on a wide variety of Mustangs. As for the pads, the Power Stop kit utilizes a carbon fiber infused ceramic pad, which will help you in a couple of different ways. For starters, the ceramic compound will increase the overall stopping power by allowing the pads to handle higher brake temperatures with less heat fade. The ceramic compound in this pad will also be quiet and produce less dust when compared to other materials, keeping your wheels cleaner in the process. As for the install, you'll need some basic hand tools along with a jack or a lift. Since you're tackling all four corners, it might take you a few hours, about three or so, to get the job done. The kit also includes all the necessary hardware making the install that much easier. One very important step. Whenever installing a new set of rotors and pads, it is very important to follow the manufacturer's bleeding process and braking procedures just to get the optimal performance and wear from your new setup. If you're looking for brakes that will keep up with your performance base driving at a very affordable price, then be sure to check out a Power Stop Z26 brake rotor and ceramic pad kit for your '94 to 2014 Mustang, available here at AmericanMuscle.com.
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January 23, 2020
Very easy to install and are much better than stock.Helpful (0)
January 04, 2020
Z26 Rotor Pad Kit
Swapped out stock rotors, front and rear, with Power Stop Z26 kit. The kit contained everything I needed for the job. After installation I followed the break-in procedures. I noticed an improvement in the braking of the vehicle.Helpful (0)
December 02, 2019
Z26 street warrior brakes
Easy to install and work great. Definitely improved braking! Great bang for your buck deal.Helpful (0)
October 13, 2019
Great but clip broke off
So I take my car to my friends shop to learn how to work on my car, but as we were installing the pads, the clip broke off. We had to weld it back on. Other than that, they look great for the first modification of my car!Helpful (0)
October 07, 2019
Just a slight improvement over stock in stopping power. Major improvement over stock cosmetically.Helpful (1)
September 30, 2019
Brakes stop very well and the rotors look amazing no squeaking or complaints off any kindHelpful (0)
September 25, 2019
Installation took a while, but that was because it was my first break and rotor change. Other than that, these brakes are really good and have definitely helped me stop a lot faster. They provide that extra comfort to trust your brakes in emergency hard stops.Helpful (0)
September 11, 2019
Autocrossed and had a blast
Could definitely tell a difference once these broke in. Didn't fade during the autocross event, they started to bite more as I pushed it. Direct install, no modifications to caliper/ bracket. Came with the hardware that goes around the pad....one downside was one of the springs that return the pad away from the rotors - one popped off and I had to take some pliers to secure it back to the pad.Helpful (1)
September 09, 2019
Excellent performance and look
Swapped out the stock brakes on my 2009 Roush 427R. Performance is fantastic and they look good too!Helpful (0)
September 02, 2019
Stop and read
I got this brake package as a gift for Christmas. I finally got around to the install this summer. Rotors are top notch very well machined and even crosshatched. As I was installing the pads I noticed some parts moving around in the package. I opened it up to find that the springs (horse shoe shaped metal wires) on the front brake pads had 2 broken off. I contacted AM and they told me to contact powerstop since the sale had been so long ago. Powerstop really took care of me and overnighted a whole new pad package to me which I received the next day. I finished the project the next day so because of the broken pad it was a 2 day project plus I really enjoy taking my time. After the install it’s important to break them in correctly. First application of the brakes I thought something had gone horribly wrong as I also bled my brakes. After the first few applications I could start to feel then bite. Now when I do a full brake test it really bites down hard and get you to a stop very quickly. Great product and great customer service from powerstop.Helpful (0)
What is the difference between the Z23 and Z26 brake packages?
The difference between the Power Stop Z23 Evolution Sport Brake Rotor & Pad Kit - Front & Rear (05-10 GT) item #53450 (www.americanmuscle.com/powerstop-brake-kit-0510gt.html) and the Power Stop Z26 Street Warrior Brake Rotor & Pad Kit - Front & Rear (05-10 GT) is that the Z23 brakes are Ceramic Pads whereas Z26 brakes are Carbon Fiber Infused Ceramic Brake Pads and will have less heat when pressure is applied to the brakes.
I have a 2010 GT with track pack. Will this kit be a direct fit? No special tools or anything? And, if it is, will it be an improvement over the track pack brakes?
Yes, this will work with the track pack edition cars, they came with a performance 2 piston caliper and upgraded brake pads so this will definitely be an improvement over that setup on the car.
Where are the rotors manufactured?
Powerstop is located in California and states on their website that these are manufactured in a US-based facility.
How well do the rotors resist rust after a year or two?
The Power Stop Z26 Street Warrior Brake Rotor & Pad Kit will be silver zinc plated to resist rust. Now, this does not stop the surface rust that appears after a few days of not driving but will go away once driven.
How big are the rotors?
These rotors are going to be the same size as the stock rotors. The front rotors measure at 12.44" (315mm) and the rear rotors are 11.81" (300mm) in diameter.
We do not offer this kit in black.
Yes, these will work with the bullitt style rims.
No other upgrade would be required when installing this setup.
It can be hard to diagnose the cause of this remotely. You may want to have a mechanic look into this. However, we would be happy to try and troubleshoot the issue. You will want to contact customer service with your order information.
The big difference between the two is the carbon fiber-infused pads have a bit better stopping power than the standard ceramic counterparts.
I have these on my 06 GT with 20" bullitt wheels and IMO there very good. Great braking performance, they look very good, are much more affordable than big brake kits (that wont fit on bullitt whls) and the rotors haven't rusted up (had them for 2 yrs now).
This Brake Rotor & Pad Kit should work on your 2006 Saleen Mustang. The brakes should not be any different unless you have an upgraded Brembo Package or a Stage 3 Saleen Mustang.
These install with original non Brembo callipers and will have no impact on the width of the calliper assembly. You wont have an issue if you dont today. I replaced my OEM rotors and pads with these on an 06 GT and no issues at all. Very nice product BTW.
I have these on my 06 GT and to be honest, no, they don't produce much if any dust. Now mine's not a daily driver al all but I do put it through the paces. And to be honest, I have absolute confidence in my brake system with this set-up, ie no big brake set-up on my car.
The Power Stop Z26 Street Warrior Brake Rotor & Pad Kit - Front & Rear (05-10 GT) is entirely different from your Brembo package and are in no way compatible. These Rotors are significantly smaller than your current rotors.
(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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